I have been colouring my hair for five years, including the colours black, red, blue and purple. It is sometimes weird to think my hair is naturally blonde, like white blonde.
When I first started dying my hair, I was dying it brown because it made me look older and I’ve always looked younger than I actually am. Then I decided to experiment with other colours, which was great at the time but for the past couple of years I’ve stayed more or less a dark brown (except from my birthday when I had red hair).
Recently I decided that I would go back blonde for summer and see if I like it or not. I picked up Colour B4 Extra Strength Hair Colour Remover from boots as it was on offer for £6.66. I decided to try this as a first step to going back blonde.
I read the instructions carefully and out loud as my mum was the one to be doing it. I understood that Colour B4 wouldn’t actually make my hair back to blonde but it would lighten my hair and remove colour build up – that’s also a reason why I got the extra strength one.
My mum then applied the product on to my hair making sure it was all covered and fully saturated. She then wrapped my hair in cling film and wrapped a towel over the top. I then sat and waited patiently for 60 minutes while the product did its thing.
Once the 60 minutes was up I jumped in the shower and rinsed the product out for 10 minutes, making sure there was a constant flow of water on my hair to rinse it thoroughly. I then applied half the included buffer product to my hair and left it for 1 minute, rinsed and then applied the second half and rinsed.
I then used my hair dryer and brushed through. I knew my hair would have a slight ginger tint to it, as my hair cuticles have been stained from previous dying (mainly red). So I bought Provoke Touch Of Silver Colour Care Shampoo, to help counteract the brass tone.
Overall I am happy with the results. Colour B4 did remove the colour and build up as described on the packet. I would say if you have long or thick hair to buy two packets. As I said previously the only downfall was the smell. I did not notice any damage to my hair and I would use this product again to remove any unwanted colour.